With the addition of Gillibrand, the 2020 field ties 1972 and 2016 for the most sitting U.S. Senators running for president in the modern primary era.
Iowa may be represented by different political parties in its 117th Congress U.S. House and U.S. Senate delegations for the first time in state history.
The party is in the midst of its biggest winning streak in statewide races in 70 years.
Just six governors hail from a different party than their state’s U.S. Senate delegation; 34 governors are from the same party.
Less than 10 failed U.S. Senate nominees in the direct election era were later rewarded with an appointment to a senate seat.
Fourteen states will be represented by a single party on Capitol Hill – seven Democratic and seven Republican; one party controls all but one seat in 13 other states.
The Scott vs Nelson contest broke a 30-year record for the most competitive election for the office in state history.
The winning margins between the two parties in races for governor and U.S. Senate in 2018 may be the largest with a split ticket outcome in state history.
One in six former Iowa U.S. Senators died in office – although none in 80+ years.
Two of this cycle’s ‘toss-up’ states – Indiana and Nevada – have hosted the most closely decided races for the office in seven cycles over the last century.